February 08, 2017
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Morris County, New Jersey. It conserves natural resources and protects threatened and endangered species. The Great Swamp is a natural oasis for waterfowl, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Click here to read more about the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
It was a quiet and uneventful at the Great Swamp when we visited. It was a cold, overcast, January day. The only life we saw were these few birds frolicking in the water. There was still some growth since the winter has been pretty mild this year.
There were areas of the Great Swamp where the water was almost completely frozen. There is a nice walking bridge, surrounded by swamp waters, brush, logs and fallen trees, which leads to the viewing areas with lookouts in all directions.
The bright green moss seemed to be very happy and at home with all the water and fallen trees to grow on. The pop of green color may have been my favorite part. That and the reflections on the water and ice were very strong and clear.
I plan to make a trip back in the Spring in hopes of finding a bit more wildlife activity and in the Summer for when the wildflowers are in bloom.
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